Comparison of Measured Data From the HDR-T51 Gas Fire Tests to Predictions Made by CFAST.
Comparison of Measured Data From the HDR-T51 Gas Fire
Tests to Predictions Made by CFAST.
Floyd, J. E.; Wolf, L.
International Conference on Fire Research and
Engineering (ICFRE2), Second (2nd). Proceedings.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
and Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). August
3-8, 1997, Gaithersburg, MD, Society of Fire Protection
Engineers, Boston, MA, 37-48 pp, 1998.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
fire research; predictive models; fire protection
engineering; fire tests; test fires; containment; zone
The HDR test facility in Karlstein, Germany, was a
decommissioned, research reactor whose containment
building was converted into a test bed for containment
safety studies. One test series involved burning
various types and amounts of fuel at different levels
inside the facility. The first fire test group was the
T51 gas fire tests which burned propane premixed with
air. Major objectives of the T51 tests were to assess
what fire loads could be tolerated without damaging the
facility's structural integrity, to determine the
ability of the facility's ventilation system to remove
combustion products and allow reentry of personnel, and
to collect basic data on fire induced heat and mass
transfer for the purpose of evaluating computer fire